At least 5 people were reportedly shot during a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis, late Monday night.
— Lorena de la Cuesta (@LorenadlaCuesta) November 24, 2015
The protest was being held in response to the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark by police assigned to the Fourth Precinct. Police have not released any information on a possible suspect or suspects.
Prayers near protests at 4th Precinct. Police say 3 people shot & hospitalized w/ non-life threatening injuries pic.twitter.com/WUPfk1douU
— Boyd Huppert (@BoydHuppert) November 24, 2015
Authorities alleged Clark was shot during a struggle with police, but witnesses say he was already handcuffed.
Eddie Sutton, Jamar Clark’s brother, released a statement: “Thank you to the community for the incredible support you have shown for our family in this difficult time. We appreciate Black Lives Matter for holding it down and keeping the protests peaceful. But in light of tonight’s shootings, the family feels out of imminent concern for the safety of the occupiers, we must get the occupation of the 4th precinct ended and onto the next step.”
— Unicorn Riot (@UR_Ninja) November 24, 2015